Gods Unchained is an upcoming turn-based digital trading card game. Each match is a 1 v 1 battle where the goal is to reduce your opponent’s life to zero. Players use their card collection to build decks of 30 cards and select a God to play with at the start of each match. The gameplay for Gods Unchained is fast and seamless because it runs on a traditional centralized platform that provides the speed that players demand. Gods Unchained is currently in closed beta.
For many, this may sound similar to Magic: The Gathering and Hearthstone. What sets Gods Unchained apart is that players have real ownership of their cards digitally documented on the immutable and decentralized ethereum blockchain. Players can sell, trade, and transfer cards for real value, rather than have their cards owned by the company that created them. Some of the biggest names in blockchain, including Coinbase, have financially backed Gods Unchained.
While Gods Unchained is a free-to-play trading card game, players can also buy cards from the game developer and, eventually, other players. This Step-by-Step Guide to Buy Cards for Gods Unchained reviews how to buy the limited edition Genesis Season of 380 unique cards for Gods Unchained before the official launch in early 2019.
Visit the Gods Unchained website to get started. If you like the content we produce at Crypto Space Guides, we hope you will visit Gods Unchained from a link on our website because we will receive (at no cost to you) a small referral bonus. While this Step-by-Step Guide is focused on buying cards, the Gods Unchained website includes important information about how to play the game, a list of all the cards in the Genesis Season, and a helpful frequently asked questions page.
The purchase, sale, trading, and ownership of cards for Gods Unchained occurs on the ethereum blockchain with the cryptocurrency ETH. You will need to connect to the Gods Unchained website with Metamask, which is a browser extension that helps users manage, buy, send, and receive digital assets on the ethereum blockchain. It is available for download for Chrome, Firefox, and Opera and automatically included with the blockchain-enabled browser Brave. You can learn how to get started with our Step-by-Step Guide to Metamask. Once Metamask is installed, the Gods Unchained website should automatically ask to connect to your Metamask account with pop-up similar to the one shown below. Users can also connect their Metamask accounts through the Metamask button in the upper-right of the browser.
Let’s next review how to buy Gods Unchained cards. Players can buy Gods Unchained cards in packs of 5 cards. Each pack contains at least one higher-level card (rare, epic, or legendary) depending on the amount paid. Generally speaking, legendary cards are the most powerful, followed by epic cards, then rare cards, and finally common cards. Cards also come in different “shine” levels that include plain, shadow, gold, and diamond. The shine level impacts the scarcity of the card, but it has no impact on gameplay. To purchase cards, go to the Get Cards page by clicking on any link to Gods Unchained from Crypto Space Guides or selecting the Get Cards menu item.
Select whether to purchase a rare, epic, legendary, or shiny legendary pack and select whether to purchase 1, 6, 18, 50, or 100. We chose to buy 18 rare packs because we wanted to collect as many cards as possible at the lowest price to build our collection. However, we were pleasantly surprised to learn that you may receive multiple rare/epic/legendary cards in one pack and may receive a higher-level card in a lower level pack (such as receiving an epic card in a rare pack). For context, we previously received 10 rare cards and 3 epic cards across 10 rare card packs. Select the purchase button to continue.
A Metamask notification will help you submit the order to the ethereum blockchain. Just select the confirm button to confirm your purchase. For example, the Metamask notification showed that we would pay 0.219045 ETH for the 18 rare card packs, which included 0.003045 ETH for the transaction fee (called gwei or the gas fee). Although it’s not usually necessary, you can learn more about setting custom gas fees from our Step-by-Step Guide to Metamask.
The Gods Unchained website will display a notification that your transaction may take a few minutes to process. However, our experience is that it takes less than one minute. In exchange for this slight inconvenience, players will outright own the cards they purchase on the ethereum blockchain, rather than having their cards controlled, owned, and made non-tradeable by a central entity like in Hearthstone.
Select Open Packs from the menu to open your card packs or click the website notification when your cards arrive. Your card packs are displayed in the lower left.
Drag the pack to the center pedestal to open it. Gods Unchained will then put out some cool animations and sound effects to open your pack of cards.
Your cards are now ready to view. Click on each card to overturn it.
The 5 cards are now viewable. Our pack had one rare card, Angelic Veteran, which is marked by the blue coloring next to the name and special sound effects.
Your inventory displays your entire card collection, plus statistics about your card collection and the most rare card you own. There are a variety of tools on the inventory page to sort cards by god, rarity, shine, tribe, mana, and whether you own the card or not.
The ethereum blockchain allows for tracking every Gods Unchained card ever distributed. To preview this capability, the Gods Unchained website shows how many of each card has been distributed.
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